Things to Do




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Tours and Activities

Check out our lifestyle on your terms

Ketchikan offers a multitude of options to see our town

On Land

Tour around town to local attractions and to learn the history and culture of Ketchikan. Options range from fully guided tours aboard coaches, buses, vans and taxis, to streetcars, horse-drawn trolleys, Hummers and even amphibious vehicles.

Guided and self-guided walking tours offer a chance to explore at a more leisurely pace.

By Air

Flightseeing onboard a floatplane is also popular. Favorite tours include bear watching, Misty Fiords National Monument, freight and mail runs to outlying communities, and drops at recreational areas.

By Water

Guided cruises are popular-after all we are surrounded by water. Tours include local points of interest, wildlife and marine life viewing, an insider’s view of commercial fishing, Misty Fiords National Monument and overnight adventures.


Activities provide interactive experiences for hands-on travelers. Paddle across a mountain lake in a 24 person canoe, kayak along the waterfront. Get behind the wheel of a jeep and explore the rugged Backroads or cruise the highway on a Harley or a vintage car. Snorkeling and diving, mountain bike tours and rentals, a ropes-challenge course and tree-top zip line adventures are also unique options for experiencing Ketchikan.


Advance reservations for tours and activities is recommended through your cruise line shore excursion program, or by visiting member Web sites in our Travelers Directory.  For same-day bookings, be sure to visit the Ketchikan Tour Center located in the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau.

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Alaska Amphibious Tours

Service: Historic Ketchikan City & Harbor Tour
Cost: $40.00 per Adult and $25.00 per Child under 12
Hours: 1.5
Availability: May through September

See Ketchikan by Land & Sea
5191 Borch St.
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-9899
Toll Free: (866) 341-DUCK (3825)

Come have fun with us!

Ketchikan DUCK Tour offers you a unique view of our rustic city streets and historic harbor. Sights include The Salmon Ladder, Salmon Spawning grounds and Creek Street. View eagles and other wildlife in season.

Your guide will captivate and entertain you on your journey together aboard our Coast Guard certified and inspected amphibian vehicle that doubles as a Bus and a Boat! And yes, it floats!
Alaska Cruises, Inc.

Service: Misty Fjords Combination Cruise & Floatplane Tours
Cost: Fly/Cruise $329 Ad/$289 Chd. Cruise $159 A/$106 Ch
Hours: Fly/Cruise - 4 hours Cruise - 5-1/2 hours
Availability: May-September

Misty Fjords Boat & Floatplane Adventure
1515 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: 907-225-3845
Fax: 907-247-3875
Toll Free: 800-860-3845

Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay, surrounded by towering cliffs. See waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.

From the air you can truly appreciate the magnitude and majesty of Rudyerd Bay, crown jewel of this two million acre monument. Soar over pristine wilderness and enjoy the unspoiled forest and lakes. Keep a sharp eye out for more bears and whales.
Alaska Hummer Adventures

Service: Customizable Private Tours
Cost: Please visit our website for additional info.
Hours: Please visit our website for additional info.
Availability: Extremely Limited

Tour in Rugged Luxury!
5191 Borch Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-9899
Fax: (907) 225-5899
Toll Free: (866) 253-8257

Tour in Rugged Luxury!

Get away from the bustling crowds & enjoy Ketchikan in style and comfort. This fully customizable tour allows your party complete freedom to explore all our island has to offer. Enjoy your own private Hummer H2 and guide as you tour in Rugged Luxury.

From the historic totem parks, to the pristine rainforest, to the shops of downtown Ketchikan you can see it all. Enjoy a hike on one of the island’s beautiful trails or a picnic on a picturesque mountain top. The adventure is in your hands.
Alaska Seaplane Tours

Service: Flightseeing
Cost: $99 and up
Hours: Contact us at 1-866-858-BEAR
Availability: On Demand

Unforgettable Bear Viewing Tours!
4743 N. Tongass
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-1974
Toll Free: (866) 858-BEAR
Cell: (907) 617-2106

Ask us about Bear Island!

It is our pleasure to explore Prince of Wales Island with you...enjoy the finest salmon and bear photo opportunities anywhere. Let the warm hospitality of the McCue family be your guide through Historic Ketchikan and Bear Island.

Southeast Aviation

Service: Air Tours
Cost: $99-$475
Hours: Contact 1-888-FLY-MISTY
Availability: Year Round

1249 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-2900
Fax: (907) 225-2902
Toll Free: (888) 359-6478

Alaska's Flightseeing Professionals

Fly with Southeast Aviation and let Ketchikan’s most experienced pilots show you Misty Fjords National Monument, Anan Creek Bear Viewing Observatory, remote glacier fly-overs, or drop you into a freshwater lake for a fly-fishing adventure.

SeaWind Aviation

Service: Flight seeing tours
Cost: $99.00- $345.00
Hours: Contact us 1-877-225-1203
Availability: Year Round

Fly the Alaska We Love
P.O. Box 9172
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-1206
Fax: (907) 225-7882
Toll Free: (877) 225-1203
Cell: (907) 617-1967

Steve, Lesley, Kendall & Shelby & Stevie Kamm in the Misty Fjords

We’re Steve and Lesley Kamm, your hosts at SeaWind Aviation. We are a small Ketchikan family business with 18 years of Southeast Alaska commercial piloting experience. Let Steve guide you through some of nature’s most pristine landscape in Alaska:

Fly Misty Fjords National Monument, glaciers, bear viewing or guided fishing trips for an unforgettable experience. Our Dehavilland Beaver has 6 comfortable window seats & voice activated headsets ensuring all passengers scenic and wildlife viewing.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

Service: Heated, covered, and cushioned seating.
Cost: $35.00 plus tax adult, $17.00 plus tax per child
Hours: 3-5 shows daily, 7 days a week.
Availability: Shows run May thru Sept.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
420 Spruce Mill Way
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-9050
Fax: (907) 247-9050
Toll Free: (888) 320-9049

This celebration of a bygone era is a rip-roaring good time!

At The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show you will witness some of the world's best lumberjacks go head to head in more than a dozen live exciting events such as chopping, sawing, relay races, axe throwing, log rolling and a 50-foot speed climb.

Our colorful host will entertain you by introducing the events as well as offering a historic view of the Alaskan timber industry which has shaped this rugged land. Action, music, excitement and so much more! A definite must see in Ketchikan!
Southeast Exposure Sea Kayak Company

Service: Sea Kayaking
Cost: 6 days, $950.00
Hours: See web site
Availability: May-September, Minumum 6

6 Day Misty Fiords Trips
P.O. Box 9143
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-8829

Paddling Misty...

Since 1986. Family run, catering to small groups of kayakers and bicyclers. Misty Fiords National Monument and Clover Pass Tatoosh Islands. Transportation provided. Operating under permit with U.S. Forest Service 20 years.

Tent camping fully guided and outfitted. 6 day trips. 3000’ rock walls, waterfalls old growth forests. Half day kayak and bike shore excursions. New! Rainforest ropes, zip line, and climbing tower available for independent travelers.
Experience Alaska Tours

Service: Flightseeing, fine dining, and shopping!
Cost: Contact us for availablility and pricing.
Hours: Approximately 2.5 hours in length.
Availability: Tours run May thru September.

Mountain Peak Flightseeing and Crab Feast
P.O. Box 8331
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 228-2320
Fax: (866) 466-6052
Cell: (907) 617-4800

Enjoy panoramic views of the Tongass National Forest!

This exclusive opportunity combines two of Alaska's favorite experiences, a beautiful flight on a De Havilland Beaver float plane and dining on Dungeness Crab at a remote, elegant, historic lodge!

This narrated flight will include the importance of the plane you are aboard and the landmarks below! Dinner at George Inlet Lodge will be complete with Alaskan Amber beer and a host with stories and knowledge of Alaska, Ketchikan, and so much more!
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Service: Zipline Tours
Cost: From $80 to $189; age, season and tour dependent
Hours: 3hrs 15min in length, departure times vary
Availability: May-September

Alaska’s Original Zipline Canopy Tour!
4085 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-5503
Fax: (907) 247-5504
Toll Free: (877) 947-7557
Cell: (907) 617-7570

The ultimate adventure!

Alaska Canopy Adventures–the leader in Alaska zipline tours! TOUR OF THE YEAR by Princess Cruises. Our courses are the largest in Alaska: longest dual-cable ziplines, breathtaking sky bridges, mountain slide and rugged 4x4 mountain ascent!

Experience the spectacular beauty of Alaska’s rainforest from the treetops! Guests often see eagles and bears! Alaska Canopy Adventures offers two exciting tours to choose from in Ketchikan. Visit our website to learn more, and then come fly with us!
ProMech Air

Service: Misty Fjords Flightseeing & Bear Viewing Tours
Cost: Contact us for pricing
Hours: Varies
Availability: Misty Fjords: Year-Round, Bears: late Jul-Sept

Misty Fjords by Floatplane & Neets Bay Bear Watch
1515 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-3845
Fax: (907) 247-3875
Toll Free: (800) 860-3845

Bush Planes & Wildlife. Does it get any better?

Ever wondered what it's like to fly in an authentic bush plane over glacial carved wilderness, or to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure viewing Black Bears feeding on spawning salmon? Best pilots, music, narration & window seating guaranteed.

Established in the early 70's, we are Ketchikan's largest and most well known name in aviation. We have been providing tours to international cruise ship guests, independent travelers and local residents with spectacular results. Call for details.
Wild Wolf Tours

Service: Eco Nature Hike & Totems
Cost: 2 Hours $59, 3 Hours $79
Hours: 8am-6pm
Availability: May thru September

Journey along Rainforest Trail & Visit Totem Park
P.O. Box 7014
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 617-2621

Explore the Nation's Largest National Forest

Experience Alaska's Rainforest and walk trails that few visitors get to see. Venture out among giant cedar trees, along a cascading creek, to a beautiful waterfall. Next enjoy Totem Park as Native guide shares stories behind the Totems.

Local guide offers quality, personal tours in small groups of 10 or less. Family Friendly - Try Geocaching! Includes transportation, snacks & water. We offer 2 Hour, 3 Hour and Custom Tours. Check our Trip Advisor reviews. Reserve today.
Southeast Sea Kayaks

Service: Kayaking
Cost: $169 Adults/$139 Children
Hours: Half day trips starting from 7am
Availability: May - September

Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking Adventure
#3 Salmon Landing Market (physical)
P.O. Box 5037 (mailing)
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Phone: (907) 225-1258
Fax: (907) 247-9257
Toll Free: (800) 287-1607

Exceptional Sea Kayaking Trips

Leave the crowds behind! Orcas Cove Kayaking Adventure offers small groups an intimate and personal way to experience the wilderness and wildlife of Southeast Alaska.

No experience necessary. Group size limited to six unless you are a private group. Combine Orcas Cove with a Misty Fjords Seaplane for the ultimate adventure!